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Official Obituary of

Christine Ann (Rose) Chernugal

September 28, 1942 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Christine Chernugal Obituary

Christine Ann (Rose) Chernugal September 28, 1942-February 18, 2024 Christine Chernugal of Bigfork, MN passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Autumn Lane assisted living in Cohasset after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Christine was born in Hibbing, MN and grew up in nearby Kelly Lake. After graduating from Hibbing High School in 1960, she attended beautician school for one year in the Twin Cities, and then returned to work in Hibbing. She married John Chernugal on July 3, 1965 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kelly Lake. John and Christine headed east for Flint, Michigan where John was employed as a shop teacher at a junior high school. After five years in Michigan they returned back home to MN, landing in Bigfork. Christine stayed home and nurtured their three children and then returned to work outside the home as a paraprofessional at the Bigfork School for 17 years. She really enjoyed the relationships she had there as well as caring for others, especially the children who brought her many smiles. Christine valued time talking, joking, and supporting her family, preparing meals and baking special treats, and watching her three grandchildren. She visited with a 9x13 pan of lasagna or hotdish, a Tupperware filled with cookies, and gave you money for gas. The holidays were important to Christine, bringing together her two favorites, food and family. She made the best homemade meals, decorated their house beautifully, and enjoyed the latest stories and laughter of her family. She liked a day out to shop at Herberger’s/JCPenney, go out for Chinese food, and attend school events for her grandchildren. She gave her all to love and take care of her family.

Christine is preceded in death by loving husband John Chernugal, parents Dan & Amelia Rose, in-laws John A. & Rose Chernugal, and brother Danny (Marlene) Rose Jr.

Christine is survived by a son, Jim Chernugal, Bigfork, MN, 2 daughters, Michele Chernugal, Grand Rapids, MN and Angela (Kent) Ledermann, Remer MN, 3 grandchildren, Kyle (Nellie) Ledermann, Raina Ledermann, and Sylvie Ledermann, sister MaryAnn (Charles) Erickson, Hibbing, MN, sister in-law Marlene Rose, Hibbing, MN, brother in-law Richard (Mary) Chernugal, Bemidji, MN, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family of Christine wishes to thank Dave and Leanne Brenden, everyone at Autumn Lane in Cohasset, and Itasca Hospice for taking such great care of Christine while making the last years of her life the best they could be. We are forever grateful for you. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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